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Old 08-04-2000, 04:23 AM   #1
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You have the chance to ask Gord one question on a Radio or TV show.
What would it be?


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Old 08-04-2000, 04:23 AM   #2
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You have the chance to ask Gord one question on a Radio or TV show.
What would it be?


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Old 08-04-2000, 04:46 PM   #3
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quote:Originally posted by Frank v:

You have the chance to ask Gord one question on a Radio or TV show.
What would it be?


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When are you coming back to England?????

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Old 08-04-2000, 04:46 PM   #4
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quote:Originally posted by Frank v:

You have the chance to ask Gord one question on a Radio or TV show.
What would it be?


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When are you coming back to England?????

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Old 08-04-2000, 06:09 PM   #5
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I'm with you SilverHeels. It must be "when are you coming back to England"


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Old 08-04-2000, 06:09 PM   #6
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I'm with you SilverHeels. It must be "when are you coming back to England"


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Old 08-04-2000, 07:27 PM   #7
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I would ask him to set aside his humbleness and tell me if he really, really understands the impact his music has had on people and how it makes him feel deep inside his heart. He doesn't look at his career and accomplishments in that way very much and it's because of his humility I believe. He does know his music is good and has stood the test of time and always will but I mean the impact on each and every person who loves his stuff.
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Old 08-04-2000, 07:27 PM   #8
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I would ask him to set aside his humbleness and tell me if he really, really understands the impact his music has had on people and how it makes him feel deep inside his heart. He doesn't look at his career and accomplishments in that way very much and it's because of his humility I believe. He does know his music is good and has stood the test of time and always will but I mean the impact on each and every person who loves his stuff.
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Old 08-04-2000, 11:10 PM   #9
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Frankv:
MuchMoreMusic had a number of good questions that were answered by Gordon...

1. Question: Gordon's opinion of the state of Canadian music today(i.e. Canadian Heritage)?
Answer: Great down east music[did not mention any specfic bands]

2. Question: Which song best describes your personality?
Answer: A Painter Passing Through

3. Question: What other jobs did you have?
Answer: Worked in a plant, drove a truck, worked in a bank, back-up singer/dancer

4. Question: What song did you sing yourself to sleep with when little kid?
Answer: Song from Sunday School

5. Question: Other guitarists that influenced your style?
Answer: Merle Travis, Red Shea

6. Question: What song do you enjoy singing the most?
Answer: Songs that stand the test of time...In My Fashion

7. Question: What gave you the confidence to perform?
Answer: I wasn't shy about it, finding the work [was the problem]

8. Question: Can I call you "Gord"?
Answer: Call me anything, except don't call me late for supper(lol)

9. Question: Do you mind other people covering your songs?
Answer: Can't complain, many wonderful versions

10. Question: Favorite musical experience?
Answer: Visiting Mt. Rushmore

11. Question: Will you ever stop singing?
Answer: Retire? I'll carry on as time permits...mandatory retirement age is coming up???lol

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My question for Gordon would be "How do you remember all the words to the songs during your performance? Do you use a tele-prompter?"

I know this question was asked to Bob Dylan, and he answered that it was easy because he wrote 'em all! Yet, I've heard "...Edmund Fitzgerald" over 250 times, yet I couldn't remember the whole song if my life depended on it! How do you stay focused to remember all the words w/o forgetting?

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Old 08-04-2000, 11:10 PM   #10
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Frankv:
MuchMoreMusic had a number of good questions that were answered by Gordon...

1. Question: Gordon's opinion of the state of Canadian music today(i.e. Canadian Heritage)?
Answer: Great down east music[did not mention any specfic bands]

2. Question: Which song best describes your personality?
Answer: A Painter Passing Through

3. Question: What other jobs did you have?
Answer: Worked in a plant, drove a truck, worked in a bank, back-up singer/dancer

4. Question: What song did you sing yourself to sleep with when little kid?
Answer: Song from Sunday School

5. Question: Other guitarists that influenced your style?
Answer: Merle Travis, Red Shea

6. Question: What song do you enjoy singing the most?
Answer: Songs that stand the test of time...In My Fashion

7. Question: What gave you the confidence to perform?
Answer: I wasn't shy about it, finding the work [was the problem]

8. Question: Can I call you "Gord"?
Answer: Call me anything, except don't call me late for supper(lol)

9. Question: Do you mind other people covering your songs?
Answer: Can't complain, many wonderful versions

10. Question: Favorite musical experience?
Answer: Visiting Mt. Rushmore

11. Question: Will you ever stop singing?
Answer: Retire? I'll carry on as time permits...mandatory retirement age is coming up???lol

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My question for Gordon would be "How do you remember all the words to the songs during your performance? Do you use a tele-prompter?"

I know this question was asked to Bob Dylan, and he answered that it was easy because he wrote 'em all! Yet, I've heard "...Edmund Fitzgerald" over 250 times, yet I couldn't remember the whole song if my life depended on it! How do you stay focused to remember all the words w/o forgetting?

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Old 08-05-2000, 11:07 AM   #11
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Tom, my daughter asked me at Mariposa how Gord remembers all the words and that's what I told her - he wrote them so they are a part of him. She rolled her eyes at my philosophical answer and said she thought the words were on the black boxes on the stage in front of him (like a teleprompter)!
It is amazing though isn't it?
She is learning songs with lyric sheets I am printing from Florian's song page. Yesterday she came to me and said there was a wrong word! On the sheet of Sundown lyrics it says "faded dress" not "satin dress" and she wanted to know why GORD was singing the wrong lyrics on the album!!! She's a hoot!
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Old 08-05-2000, 11:07 AM   #12
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Tom, my daughter asked me at Mariposa how Gord remembers all the words and that's what I told her - he wrote them so they are a part of him. She rolled her eyes at my philosophical answer and said she thought the words were on the black boxes on the stage in front of him (like a teleprompter)!
It is amazing though isn't it?
She is learning songs with lyric sheets I am printing from Florian's song page. Yesterday she came to me and said there was a wrong word! On the sheet of Sundown lyrics it says "faded dress" not "satin dress" and she wanted to know why GORD was singing the wrong lyrics on the album!!! She's a hoot!
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Old 08-05-2000, 01:15 PM   #13
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Char, ya took the words right out of my mouth, I agree, Gord has no idea of how his music lingers with people, I have listened to his music for years and still it has the same feeling if not more than it ever did, Gord is one of a kind.

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Old 08-05-2000, 01:15 PM   #14
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Char, ya took the words right out of my mouth, I agree, Gord has no idea of how his music lingers with people, I have listened to his music for years and still it has the same feeling if not more than it ever did, Gord is one of a kind.

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Old 08-05-2000, 04:50 PM   #15
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Tom,
I suppose, in the proccess of writing the song, before and after its complete.The words stay with you.

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Tom,
I suppose, in the proccess of writing the song, before and after its complete.The words stay with you.

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Old 08-06-2000, 12:14 AM   #17
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My question to Gordon would be, "How did you meet your wife, Elizabeth?" This is what my husband would call a "Chick" question but I would like to know.
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Old 08-06-2000, 12:14 AM   #18
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My question to Gordon would be, "How did you meet your wife, Elizabeth?" This is what my husband would call a "Chick" question but I would like to know.
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Old 08-06-2000, 05:20 AM   #19
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I dont know if its a 'chick question' but I think the answer would interest both sexes.

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I dont know if its a 'chick question' but I think the answer would interest both sexes.

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Old 08-06-2000, 02:07 PM   #21
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Tom,
Don't you think Gord deliberately avoided some of the questions asked on the MMM show. He seemed to twist some questions and gave answers that didn't directly answer the original questions - clever trick. The best answer for me was the Mt Rushmore one - it cracks me up every time I hear it (and it's a good example of my point). None of his answers showed favouritism towards anyone or anything, except those which were directly about him or his music.

Remembering song words. I've seen many singer/song writers play live and many of them have got it wrong from time to time - whether deliberately or by accident, I don't know. Gord wouldn't do that - he's too much of a perfectionist for that - which I guess is one of the reasons why we all love him so much.


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Old 08-06-2000, 02:07 PM   #22
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Tom,
Don't you think Gord deliberately avoided some of the questions asked on the MMM show. He seemed to twist some questions and gave answers that didn't directly answer the original questions - clever trick. The best answer for me was the Mt Rushmore one - it cracks me up every time I hear it (and it's a good example of my point). None of his answers showed favouritism towards anyone or anything, except those which were directly about him or his music.

Remembering song words. I've seen many singer/song writers play live and many of them have got it wrong from time to time - whether deliberately or by accident, I don't know. Gord wouldn't do that - he's too much of a perfectionist for that - which I guess is one of the reasons why we all love him so much.


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Old 08-06-2000, 10:22 PM   #23
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Al, I find that with Gord too. I mentioned somewhere else a while back that I find him to be unfailingly polite, inoffensive and adept at avoiding what he doesn't want to answer with a deflection instead of a denial.
It's charming but I sure wish he'd answer more questions!
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Al, I find that with Gord too. I mentioned somewhere else a while back that I find him to be unfailingly polite, inoffensive and adept at avoiding what he doesn't want to answer with a deflection instead of a denial.
It's charming but I sure wish he'd answer more questions!
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Old 08-15-2000, 02:25 AM   #25
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I'd ask him if I could ask him 20 MORE
questions. And he'd laugh, I'm sure! I once
asked him all kinds of questions, but had
planned in advance and made sure they'd be
the kind of questions he wouldn't normally
hear. After about a dozen questions, I took
a breath and he said, "Got any MORE questions?!" and chuckled and I said, "Yes!"
and blasted away again. He was very patient and funny. It was like a fun little battle of wits which he, of course won. But it was
really fun and interesting.
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